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32 Financial-Technology VCs Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2014, the value of investment in U.S. financial technology companies was approximately $3.97 billion, which in reality shouldn't be all that shocking. The "fintech'' industry is booming right now.<p>I'm in the fintech space with my …

Venture Capital

How to become a part-time data scientist

Technology-driven change is impacting every business today. To keep pace with it, organisations need to be continuously adding new strings to their …

Backed By Y Combinator, Willing Makes Estate And Funeral Planning Easier

It’s hard to face the business of death when you are busy living. According to one survey, 51 percent of Americans aged 55 to 64 don’t have wills. Even if they have prepared estate documents, their adult children often have no idea where to find them. Fresh from the latest Y Combinator batch, …

How the Top VCs Want to Be Pitched

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you’re preparing to pitch to a venture capitalist, you'll likely look for resources that tell you what constitutes a great pitch. And, sure, you'll find many expert tips on the best and most effective pitches. But have you stopped to …

Venture Capital

A plug-and-play gardening system, the Robot Garden lets apartment dwellers grow their own veggies

<b>Update, August 13, 2015</b>:Click & Grown recently changed the name of this product from the Smart Mini Farm to the Robot Garden. This story has been …

Venture capital deals hit 15-year high

Venture capital investments rose to their highest level in nearly 15 years during the second quarter, with the majority of funding going to software …

The end of capitalism has begun

Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian<p>The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during …

20th Century

SoftBank to shut down venture capital arm: report

<b>Bengaluru:</b> Japan’s SoftBank Corp., one of the top two investors in start-ups in India, is shutting down its venture capital (VC) arm and will avoid …

30 Marketing Ideas To Increase Sales For Your Small Business

9 Things I Learned from Working in Venture Capital for 6 months

In January, I participated in the Chicago Booth Private Equity and Venture Capital Lab, where I had the opportunity to work with the great team at</b> …

Gray Hat Python: Security Through Obscurity

July 6, 2015 | Category: Technology | Email this post<p><b>Gray Hat Python –</b> So, two years back I was doing my research on programming languages, I started …

A $15 billion company that can predict when employees will leave is opening a venture fund

The fund will solely focus on data science and machine learning startups, the company said, as it looks to grow its presence beyond its core HR and finance software to the data analytics field.<p>The company declined to disclose the size of the fund, but Adeyami Ajao, Workday's VP of technology …

NSA releases Linux-based open source infosec tool

The US National Security Agency has offered up one of its cyber security tools for government departments and the private sector to use freely to …

Free Software Synth For Linux, Mac & Windows, Helm

Developer Matt Tytel has introduced Helm – a free, cross-platform, polyphonic synthesizer that runs on GNU/Linux, Mac, and Windows as a standalone …

Linux

Emacs for Data Science

<b>By Robert Vesco.</b><p><b>If you want an editor that works with R, Python, SAS, Stata, SQL and almost any other data science language. If you want an editor</b> …

7 Resources to Improve Your Programming Skills

Programming used to be a tedious (and expensive) task to learn. But in the last few years, a great number of cloud-based tools and organizations have …

Boeing just patented a jet engine powered by lasers and nuclear explosions

With airplane makers constantly on the lookout for new and more efficient ways to power their products, this laser engine is the latest idea cooked up by the engineers at Boeing.<p>Modern airliners such as the Boeing Dreamliner are powered by multiple turbofan engines. These engines deploy a series of …

Nuclear Energy

10 Ways to Find Investors For Your Startup

When you have a viable business plan for your start-up and you know how much funding assistance you need, and what it will be used for, it is time to start looking for investors. This is a scary step to take, but being prepared is always the best route, so I wanted to share a few different routes …

Applying the big data and analytics maturity model for a competitive

We know from IBM’s recent Institute of Business Value (IBV) studies that speed of insight is the most valuable characteristic for business …

20 great free and open source music making programs

Freedom fighters...<p>There are important distinctions between what we call “freeware” and what is known as “free software”, “free and open source …

Celgene bet $1 billion that this biotech's science can cure deadly cancers

Celgene is making a billion dollar bet on game-changing science.<p>On Tuesday, the biotech ponied up $1 billion to gain access to innovative cancer …

We need to change the way employees are being compensated at startups

The old model of relatively low salary and "high" equity only works when there's a healthy public market for that equity in the not-too-distant future. If IPOs are getting significantly delayed and are potentially at risk of not happening at all, [1] we need to change how compensation is structured.<p>…

Employment

Public Access to Startup Investments

In the United States, for the first time since 1933, you do not have to earn more then $200k annually or be a millionaire to invest in startups. As long as the startup raises less than fifty million dollars annually, anyone can now get into the game at the ground level.<p>In the past, crowdfunding has …

Disciplines Of Future-Proof Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are a passionate bunch. We see things that others don’t and go after building solutions. A decade ago, you could conceive of an idea that meets a market need and feel secure that you had a few years of cushion before others encroached on your space. Today entire industries can come …

Addiction: Not a disease, but an example of the brain’s plasticity in learning

Addiction: Not a disease, but an example of the brain’s plasticity in learning<p>“The Biology of Desire” is grouped around several case studies, each …

Meet The Latino Entrepreneur Who Aims To Transform A Trillion Dollar Market

A few years ago, Edrizio De La Cruz had a great idea: a better way for immigrants to send money back home by eliminating the middlemen (the incumbent service providers). The idea catapulted the Dominican Republic-born Wharton grad into the higher echelons of the startup world, landing him onstage …

Latin America

Python Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science

This is the second edition of John Zelle's Python Programming, updated for Python 3. This book is designed to be used as the primary textbook in a …